The information provided on this page is vital to anyone considering playing baseball at the next level. We highly recommend both parents and players thoroughly read the information provided below and carefully consider the NCAA rules and guidelines as you plan your future.
In sports other than men’s basketball, a prospective student-athlete, also known as a recruit or prospect, is a student who has started classes in the ninth grade.
Requirements needed to be able to practice, play and be eligible for an athletic scholarship to most Universities include the following straight out of high school:
Only amateurs are eligible to participate in NCAA sanctioned athletic competition in a particular sport. Your eligibility status as an ammeter is defined by your entire career, including the time spent prior to entering college. Amateur athletes participate in sports for personal and social reasons not directly related to financial gain. When student-athletes receive benefits not allowed by NCAA regulations, they lose their amateur status, thus becoming ineligible for intercollegiate athletic competition.
An extra benefit is considered to be any special arrangement by an institutional employee or representative of the institution’s athletic interests to provide a prospect or a current student-athlete, their family/relatives, and/or their friends that is not expressly authorized by NCAA regulations. Specifically prohibited financial aid, benefits and arrangements include, but are not limited to the following: